Are you affected by the live bivalve mollusc ban? Photo: Marine ScotlandAre you affected by the live bivalve mollusc ban? Photo: Marine Scotland

The Scottish Government is to survey businesses to understand the impact of the ban on exporting live bivalve molluscs to the European Union and Northern Ireland.

Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, live bivalve molluscs, such as scallops, cockles, mussels and oysters, which have been harvested from either unclassified or non-class A waters which cannot be verified as fit for human consumption at the point of export, cannot be exported to the EU or NI.

The survey, which runs until 16 April, aims to determine which businesses are affected by this barrier to trade and inform any further mitigation if necessary. The government expects the impact to be small for the Scottish seafood industry but still wants to understand the scale of this issue.

The survey can be accessed here.

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